28 x 35.6 cm art print featuring Artichoke by Mabel Royds from the National Galleries of Scotland collection. This print comes delivered rolled in a cardboard tube.
Between 1933 and 1938, Royds made a series of flower prints. Artichoke is an example of her bold woodcut technique combined with a vibrant colour scheme - the softness of the feathery purple flower contrasting with the hard lines of the thorny green leaves and stem. Although Royds travelled extensively, she always enjoyed depicting the simple things that she encountered in everyday life.
Mabel Royds (1874–1941) was an English artist best known for her woodcuts. She studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, and after she graduated, Royds moved to Paris and worked with the English painter, Walter Sickert. Royds then travelled to Canada and taught in Toronto's Havergal College. In 1911 she returned to the UK and began teaching at Edinburgh College of Art, working alongside Scottish colourist, SJ Peploe. Royds is best known for her colourful woodcuts of flowers, along with Biblical and Indian scenes.